Russells Tech Keeps Roofers on Top

Russell Roof Tiles is keen to ensure roofs are fixed correctly by aiding roofing contractors, builders and designers with an improved interactive fixing spec tool – now available on its new website.

The web-based tool helps roofing contractors and building designers get hold of specifications quickly with site specific fixing instructions. Pulling together topographical information on the exact location of the project with the wind calculation parameters, the new facility is calculated using the latest software turning the task into a couple of minutes’ job and ensuring that a specification fully complies with all the latest standards.

The fixing spec is available via Russell Roof Tiles’ new website which the company launched late last year. Specifically designed to help visitors navigate with ease around the site, the website is designed to help customers find information in three clicks or less. The website took months to design and brings together details on Russell’s products, accessories and business credentials in an easy to access format.

The ongoing investment in innovative technology is part of Russells’ aim to continually help customers meet the latest roofing standards. The latest version of BS 5534 British Standard for Slating and Tiling has seen mechanical fixing requirements of roof tiles, ridge and hip tiles increase and most roof tiles will require an increased number of fixings, with all interlocking tiles requiring a minimum of one fixing, and all perimeter tiles requiring at least two.

The standard ensures roofing integrity and safety in the ever-changing British climate. Every region and roof is different and adverse weather means more is needed to ensure roof tiles, fixtures and fittings stay in place. The fixing spec provides a robust specification which takes all of this into consideration.

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles added: “The team spent months developing the new functions including the fixing spec facility to ensure it efficiently provides fixing specifications for projects at the click of a button. It was important we created a new tool for customers that is as simple as possible to use even though it is a complicated standard.

“Consisting of a questionnaire that takes just a minute or two to complete, the customer will promptly receive their answers and instructions in an email or download instantly.”

Russell Roof Tiles is a leading independent roof tile manufacturer providing products for leading UK house builders and high-profile social housing and commercial projects, where sustainability and eco-credentials are of the utmost priority.

To visit Russell’s fixing spec, please click here: http://www.russellrooftiles.co.uk/technical/fixing-spec-online/fixing-spec-online.aspx